Evaluation of Single Bag Use at Retail in Bloomington-Normal

Review B-N community’s response to the recently presented Solid Waste Plan in addition to surveying and/or interviewing a variety of entities such as retailers, policy makers, elected officials, and citizens to better understand their attitudes. In recommendation(s) include survey(s) and/or interview findings and description of current context.


Michael Brown, Director, Ecology Action Center

Project Mentor


Competencies needed by faculty and students involved

  • Sustainability
  • Creativity & Analytical mind-set

Recruitment Status:


Final Deliverable

Team will evaluate and describe what other cities that are similar to Blooming-Normal are doing to eliminate single-use bags (plastic or paper) provided by retailers and provide specific prioritized recommendations on an approach for consideration by the B-N community after considering the local B-N current context.